Introduction When scrolling through this week’s publication, this article might seem like the most random one of all. Why does a lobster’s nervous system even matter? Well, not only are lobsters some of the most fascinating creatures on this planet, but their surprisingly complex nervous systems, comparable to those of humans, are not only the foundations of multiple research studies, but the origin of the … Continue reading The Complex Nervous Systems of Lobsters
These giant seabirds have the longest wingspan of any seabird, ranging from 6.5 to 11 feet wide. They are known for their massive body weight of 22 pounds, and average life span of 50 years. You don’t have to get a close-up look in order to see their unmissable slender wings that make them excellent gliders. Any guesses about which great flying creature I am … Continue reading All About Albatrosses
Orion Magazine is a wonderful source to learn about the natural world and how people perceive and connect to it. This article describes an ecologist, Carl Safina, and his work encouraging us to look at the world around us and realize that for most life on earth, life has not slowed down as ours has. In the article, he responds to a series of questions, … Continue reading Earth Day Read: Becoming Wild During a Pandemic
Animals have taken advantage of the lack of people in the streets due to the world wide quarantines. Generic animals that we are accustomed to seeing, such as wild turkeys, raccoons, and squirrels are especially prominent, but more interesting animals have also been spotted. A brazen fox has been seen in San Francisco near the Golden Gate Bridge and a wild boar in Collserola, Spain. … Continue reading Earth Day Read: Animals take back the cities
Due to the beaches globally being empty due to the coronavirus, the Olive Ridley sea turtles have been able to lay their eggs in peace. More than 70,000 Olive Ridley sea turtles were seen nesting along the coast of the eastern Indian state of Odisha. Amlan Nayak, a district forest officer in the area, said this was the first time since 2013 that they had … Continue reading Earth Day Read: 70,000 Sea Turtles Nested on Beaches Emptied by COVID-19
The global coronavirus lockdown has had major environmental benefits throughout the world. Firstly, due to the lack of transportation use, the amount of air pollution in big cities has dramatically decreased. The world is thriving. For example, you can now see blue skies in China that have not been seen in years due to factory shutdowns. Not only has the amount of air pollution around … Continue reading Earth Day Read: How coronavirus is unexpectedly benefiting the environment
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